How do you locate a current bank ratings list?


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Locate current bank ratings lists by visiting sites such as Bankrate.com, USNews.com, Forbes.com and BauerFinancial.com and navigating to their bank ratings and reviews section, as of 2015. Each site includes details about the value of accounts at the bank, its customer satisfaction rankings and the profitability of the institution as a whole.

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Bankrate.com offers a search tool that allows you to locate a specific bank or credit union and view the site's official rating for it. The tool requires you to enter a portion or the entire bank's name, along with its star rating and asset size to see a list of all matching institutions.

USNews.com regularly publishes articles selecting the top banks in the country according to a variety of factors, including official studies and reports from independent research firms and general news regarding each bank. The articles typically rank the banks, ranging from five to ten in total, and highlight the best features for each.

Forbes.com also frequently compiles and publishes lists of the best and worst banks based on publicly available information regarding financial holdings, return on interest and the ratio of performing assets and loans to nonperforming assets and loans. It also provides additional details about some banks through other articles on the site.

BauerFinancial.com allows you to see ratings and reviews for banks according to geographic location, including a comparison tool for seeing the differences between different institutions.

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